We all know that squirrels are cute and sweet and lovable and completely and totally innocent. I’ve been providing photographic proof of the benevolence of squirrels for eleven years now.
Yet some people still look down on squirrels as troublemakers who are never up to any good. A few nutjobs might even go so far as to accuse squirrels of planning to take over the world. Not that one could blame squirrels with wanting to get even with humanity for taking over their land…. but we know such devious schemes are beneath their character.
That’s why you should not read much into the rather villainous look of this week’s sneaky Saturday Squirrel who you might mistakenly believe is plotting dastardly deeds in the secrecy of back alleys. There’s certainly a logical explanation for his strange behavior. Maybe he just has gas from all of the steak and pizza littered throughout the park….
Have a great weekend everyone! And rest easy…. this guy is totally harmless!
he’s definitely up to something !
The look gives away his intentions….
And if you believe he is “totally harmless” then I have a deal on a swamp land located bridge just waiting for you… 😉
That may be just what he’s planning on selling to the next sucker he meets!
Nah, I don’t believe it. Our greys are lovely. Now that dastardly red bitch is another matter entirely…
This squirrel may have gotten a dye job and is working as a spy for the queen!
No doubt Polly Purebred would disagree with the whole ‘squirrels are innocent’ notion, especially after seeing the dastardly mustache on this Saturday’s cover model.
The dastardly mustache is a major fashion statement in the sciurine community…
A generalization that fits the bill perfectly.
We found some mixed food for squirrels, and other small critters on Amazon we’re hoping will keep them off our feeders!
Good luck with that. Every feeder is a squirrel feeder!
Yup, he does look rather gassy!
All those nuts will do that to you…
Awwww. What a cutie. I keep my little porch squirrlie off of my succulent plants by leaving her critter mix (corn & sunflower seeds) and fruit. She still likes to knock over pots. After Squirrlie and her friends ate my hummingbird feeders I got feeders that attach to windows with suction cups. Forget hanging bird feeders up on poles or whatever. Squirrels are SMART. They have time and brains and can get to anything. Since the old squirrel eating cat spends most of her time inside now they don’t care if the young non-hunting cat, the dog, or I’m out on the deck with them. Party on squirrels.
I hope those succulents don’t have needles! Squirrels are smarter than a lot of people I know…
The little fur bags knock the ones with thorns over or off of the table. I’ve had a lot of broken pots this year due to squirrel shenanigans. The squirrels only eat the lovely delicate thornless plants. Sigh.
While the birds are hiding from the heat, the little red squirrels have been STARVING. I know they are starving because they are eating enough food for a whole flock of birds and probably many more squirrels. And some of them are TINY. They are eating their own body weight DAILY. Yikes!
Heck, that sounds like a squirrel diet. Given all the pizza and barbecue leftovers I’ve seen the squirrels at the park eat lately, I think two or three times their body weight is their normal intake…
Yes, he has gas, that’s it for sure…
Who’s not going to believe a cute, innocent, slightly gassy squirrel?
I think he’s deciding which trash can to raid next……he looks innocent to me!
There was a lot of trash can raiding on my last trip! They know they’ll find all the good stuff where the humans have eaten…
Squirrels were never innocent, in spring, when they have to feed their young and not much is there yet, they do raid bird nests. They aren’t vegetarians and just eat eggs, either, they feed on very young birds!
I’ve already seen them eat pizza and steak, so any ideas I had of them as vegetarians were out the window already. The birds need better babysitters…
Squirrels deceive with cuteness!
Planning? I think their world domination, or at least their current conquest of my yard, is complete!
What do Atlas and (I forgot the cat’s name!) have to say about that?
Atlas races out the door and they race to the trees and yell at him. Ilana isn’t allowed out of the house so she doesn’t interfere with their kingdom (although she’s proven herself to be a proficient mouser!)